US oil inventory helping the Canadian Dollar - Forex News by FX Leaders

US oil inventory helping the Canadian Dollar

Posted Wednesday, July 20, 2016 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

The US crude oil data was released a few minutes ago. This economic data is released weekly and shows if the US crude oil inventory has increased or declined during the week. The number was -2.3 million barrels which means that this week the inventory declined by 2.3 million barrels. There are two reasons for this, either the production has slowed or the consumption has gone up, which in itself means that the economy is improving further.

Anyway, the Canadian Dollar is loving it whatever it means. We know that the Canadian Dollar is very sensitive to oil prices because Canada holds the third biggest oil reserves in the world after Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. WTI oil price jumped after the release but gave the gains back. The Loonie doesn´t care, USD/CAD is down about 70 pips and staying put.

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Skerdian Meta // Lead Analyst
Skerdian Meta Lead Analyst. Skerdian is a professional Forex trader and a market analyst. He has been actively engaged in market analysis for the past 11 years. Before becoming our head analyst, Skerdian served as a trader and market analyst in Saxo Bank's local branch, Aksioner. Skerdian specialized in experimenting with developing models and hands-on trading. Skerdian has a masters degree in finance and investment.
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